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Editor: Sasha Chedygov

Articles in this issue include: You should major in engineering: The nation, and especially the state of Oregon, are short on engineers. Here is what your university is doing about it; PSU spotlight: Sustainability: Portland State pushes forward clean energy through research into electrical vehicles and the cost of solar power; GOP no longer anti-gay: The Oregon Republican Party makes progress towards the acceptance of the LGBT community; Problematic parking: Portland State changes its parking policies for Blumel residents, but the changes don’t appear to be very useful; Trick or treat! Some things in American culture have managed to stay true to their roots. Halloween is one of them; House servants in Lebanon: Women in Lebanon have the opportunity to make a living as house servants, but some view this as a form of slavery.

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The Portland Spectator, October 2011